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Planned Garage Door Maintenance & Safety Inspections

Every overhead door is made up of a myriad of parts and components that experience wear and tear over time.

To ensure your operation avoids downtime and maximizes safety for everyone, regular PM and safety inspections are key. Our technicians use SafedoorPM to make sure your preventative maintenance and safety inspections are comprehensive to maximize the safety of those working in your facility, while also extending the life of your equipment.

Through our SafedoorPM planned garage door maintenance program, we will perform maintenance work, inspect and evaluate paying special attention to safety accessories and devices, and lastly provide detailed reports on repairs that may be required to ensure safety and extend the life of your equipment.



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SafedoorPM Planned Garage Door Maintenance

Canadoor's planned garage door maintenance and safey inspections include the following items:

  • Overhead, rollup doors and four fold bay doors
  • Loading dock leveller units and associated equipment
  • Vehicle restraints and stop and go light systems
  • Loading/receiving dock areas covers/door weather protection and fixed and retractable awnings
  • Motorized auditorium partition walls
  • Electric motorized gate systems

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Our Planned Garage Door Maintenance Process

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1. Overhead, Rollup Doors and Four Fold Bay Doors (Interior/Exterior)

  • Conduct a comprehensive Inspection of all door sections, and weather stripping for damage. Replace any door weather stripping (metal, rubber or plastic) if not acceptable condition or that could pose a health, safety, or security risk of any kind as part of preventative maintenance service visit.
  • Check condition and make adjustments of door springs, spring tension or counter weighting systems, weights, ropes, etc. (as applicable) to ensure proper door alignment and level, operation and inspect for any breakage or damage.
  • Perform comprehensive lubrication of spring surfaces with original manufacturers recommended lubricant to ensure proper operation and to prevent surface rust.
  • Inspect drive belts or couplings, adjust, tighten, lubricate, or replace as necessary under the Preventative Maintenance Service visit to avoid failure
  • Inspect shaft for wear, and torque down all components attached to the shaft and ensure all components remain properly aligned and properly secured to the shaft.
  • Inspect, Test for operation and adjust door locks and catches as required to ensure proper operation
  • Conduct a full inspection of all Cable, Cable drums, Rollup door units, and pulleys for fraying, damage or wear. Cables to be replaced as need under the
  • Inspect, Test for vibration, binding and smooth operation, Correct as necessary
  • Inspect, test, tighten, align and lubricate all door tracks, main and manually override drive chains(manual or electrically driven), hinges, and rollers and tighten all nuts and bolts to ensure there are no obstructions to prevent proper operation
  • Check gearbox for wear, and replace oil in gearbox as required by the Original Equipment Manufacturer to maintain the equipment in peak performance at all times.
  • Inspect and adjust brake shoes, and lubricate brake components.
  • Test, inspect, lubricate, and adjust all manual and automatic door safety limit, and related fire shutter door connections and controls where applicable to ensure proper operation on each visit.
  • Check all electrical connections, cable conditions, and electrical control devices including overhead door operators, push button controls, and opener systems to ensure proper operation and that all connections and devices are receiving suitable operating electrical power for each service.
  • Inspect and replace all indicator lamps as required.
  • Wipe down and clean off excess lubricants.
  • Thoroughly inspect and service all other components as per the manufacturer’s recommendations that are related to the safe operation of the overhead door system.

2. Loading Dock Leveller Units and Associated Equipment

  • Inspect all electrical wiring, connections, and electrical control devices for the Loading Dock System
  • Test to ensure proper operation of dock leveller controller and sub controllers, and system indicator lamps.
  • Inspect and confirm all name plates, cautions, instructions and warnings are in place, and not obscured from the operators view.
  • Test and confirm full operating cycle including correct operation of deck and lip raising and lowering in manual, (and in auto position, if applicable)
  • Check hydraulic oil for cleanliness and fluid level, and add hydraulic oil as need to ensure correct level, using only the oil recommended by the original equipment manufacturer, for the appropriate ambient conditions. Change oil annually and cycling the unit afterwards, to ensure there is no air in the system leaving Loading Dock Unit in proper and safe operating condition
  • Bleed any trapped air, from the system
  • Lubricate all pivot points with original manufacturers recommended lubrication products or material.
  • Lubricate unpainted surfaces with light oil to prevent surface rust, except those subject to foot traffic in order to avoid a slip and fall hazard
  • Clean breather caps and filters using a suitable cleaning solvent
  • Inspect all hoses and fitting for leaks or damage
  • Inspect the unit for excessive wear and for visible damage, including damage to: curb angle, dock bumper, door seal, safety skirts, lip extension components
  • Torque down all components and ensure all components remain properly aligned and properly secured
  • Test, inspect, and adjust all automatic and safety limit controls to ensure proper operation
  • Inspect relief valve, ensure the relief valve is not by-passing, and adjust, disassemble, clean, reseat the ball if required, and reassemble the relief valve as necessary, to ensure proper operation.
  • Adjust flow control to ensure lip and deck return speed is consistent with the lip and deck lift speed
  • Inspect Sequence Valve and if necessary, adjust, disassemble and clean and reassemble as required, to ensure proper operation
  • Clean the pit area, the lip hinge, and other components as required
  • Wipe down and clean off excess lubricants
  • Thoroughly inspect and service all components as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Upon completion, return dock leveller to stored position


3. Vehicle Restraints and Stop and Go Light Systems

  • Inspect and confirm all name plates, cautions, instructions and warnings are in place, and not obscured from the operators view.
  • Perform detailed testing and confirm full operating cycle in manual, (and in auto position, if applicable)
  • Lubricate all pivot points with Original Equipment Manufacturers recommended lubrication product or materials.
  • Lubricate unpainted surfaces with light oil to prevent surface rust
  • Check electrical connections, and electrical control devices
  • Inspect and replace all indicator lamps, stop and go system lights as required


4. Loading/receiving Dock Areas Covers/Door Weather Protection and Fixed and Retractable Awnings

  • Inspect all components for damage and wear.
  • Test and confirm proper operation.
  • Lubricate pulleys, and all pivot points
  • Check electrical connections, and electrical control devices
  • Inspect and replace all indicator lamps as required


5. Motorized Auditorium Partition Walls

  • Inspect all components, including but not limited to panels, walls, hinges, hangers, roller wheels, tracks for damage and wear.
  • Inspect weather stripping and replace portion as necessary
  • Check electrical connections, and electrical control devices including keyways
  • Inspect and replace all indicator lamps as required
  • Inspect all hangers, shafts and bearings for condition
  • Check all tracks for obstructions and proper clearance
  • Lubricate all guide rollers, pivot points, tracks, hinges and other components as required as per original manufacturers recommended products
  • Damage test sections as a precaution for safety and security
  • Test and confirm proper operation
  • Ensure where applicable all manual override systems are properly operating


6. Electric Motorized Gate Systems

  • Inspect all components for damage and wear.
  • Review to ensure limits and make adjustments to ensure meets original manufacturers requirements
  • Test and confirm proper operation of entire motorized gate systems on each service visit including the related access control and ground loop systems to ensure proper operation of system on each visit
  • Ensure where applicable all manual override systems are properly operating
  • Lubricate pulleys, tracks and all pivot points, hinges, chains and drive belts and associated equipment requiring lubrication as required using the approved original equipment manufacturer lubricant
  • Check electrical connections, and electrical control devices including controllers and ground loops physical condition and properly operating condition
  • Inspect and replace all indicator lamps as required